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Jade Wishart

Special Counsel, Perth Direct: 08 9476 3807

Jade practices predominantly in professional indemnity and financial lines, assisting with complex claims against a variety of professionals including solicitors, builders, architects, engineers, directors and real estate. She has practiced almost exclusively in insurance litigation since her admission and has a passion for legal research and quantum assessments.

Jade has also practised in personal injury claims throughout her time at Gilchrist Connell. She has dealt with simple claims through to a tragic fatality (dependency claim) and assisted with a multi-million dollar catastrophic claim.

With her keen understanding of the management of claims, Jade takes a proactive approach to seeking to resolve claims at the earliest opportunity for the most favourable outcome.

Jade has also been Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of the Western Australian branch of the Young Insurance Commission, volunteered as a Youth Advisory Council Member at the Australian Red Cross and acted as a mentor for the University of Western Australia Enactus team.



The long reach of the misleading or deceptive conduct provisions in the Australian Consumer Law: Cummins Generator Technologies Germany GMBH v Johnson Controls Australia Pty Ltd (2016) Australian Civil Liability

School but not local authority liable for diving injury at a public pool – Miller v Lithgow City Council [2014] NSWSC 1579 (2015) Australian Civil Liability

Liability not coming down to the wire: AV8 Air Charter Pty Ltd v Sydney Helicopters Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 46 (2014) Australian Civil Liability

Almario v Varipatis (No 2): A warning to general practitioners – refer your patients (2013)  Health Law Bulletin

The extent of advocates’ immunity: Legal practitioners’ liability for work conducted out of court (2013)  Gilchrist Connell Limelight

The new landscape of the law of evidence in Western Australia: an overview of the Evidence and Public Interest Disclosure Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (WA) (2013) Australian Civil Liability

Varipatis v Almario: the extent of a general practitioner’s duty explained (2013) Health Law Bulletin

When will advocates’ immunity apply to work outside of court? Donnellan v Woodland (2013) Australian Civil Liability

A Failed Attempt to Attribute Nerve Damage to a Cannula Insertion: Leheste v Minister for Health (2012)  Health Law Bulletin

Case note on decision of Western Australia District Court (WADC) in Leheste v Minister for Health (Leheste).

Outside of Marriage, the Family Court has No Jurisdiction to Prevent Abortions (2012) Health Law Bulletin

Examining the effectiveness of sanctions to deter cartel conduct in Australia (2011) Global Antitrust Review